Steven Martin is Vice President, Strategy at Sageworks, a financial information company that provides life-of-loan portfolio and risk management solutions to financial institutions. Before joining Sageworks, Steven led corporate strategy for the tech and life sciences bank, Square 1 Bank, and led strategy and integration for U.S. retail banking operations of Royal Bank of Canada. Steven came to banking after a career of management consulting, where he specialized in risk management and large scale projects with large banks in North America, Asia and Australia. Steven earned an MBA from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Olaf College.
None of the initial steps banks can take to modernize business lending are cutting-edge innovation ideas, but they can still improve the borrowing experience, giving businesses fewer reasons to look elsewhere.